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Russia Primes Nuclear Bomb 12 Times More Powerful Than Dropped on Hiroshima

Video of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on a silo launcher has been released by Russia’s defense ministry and widely reported by the country’s media in an apparent warning to the West.

Russian tabloid newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda reported that the Yars missile complex, which was loaded in the Kaluga region, had a capacity “12 times greater than the American bomb that destroyed Hiroshima”—referring to the atomic weapon dropped on the Japanese city on August 6, 1945.

The mass circulation paper’s report outlined some of the missile’s specifications, which include a launch weight of 46,000 tons, an operational range of up to 12,000 kilometers (7,456 miles) that can strike the U.S. or anywhere in Europe, and a payload of up to 500 kilotons.

The RS-24 Yars is an improved version of the previous Topol-M. Known in the West as SS-29, it was developed by the Moscow Institute of Thermal Engineering and first tested in 2007.

Able to prepare for launch in seven minutes, the missile can be fired from a prepared site, a special garage with a sliding roof, or from an unprepared position during field deployment, according to the website Military Today.

The Russian defense ministry said on Wednesday that the missile was installed in the silo using a special transport and loading unit in an operation that took several hours.

The operation was in the lead-up to Russia’s annual Strategic Missile Forces Day which will be marked on Saturday, 17 December. “The importance of this operation lies in the fact that the next missile will be on combat duty as planned,” Alexei Sokolov, commander of the Kozelsky missile formation said.

“The motherland will receive another sample of nuclear missile weapons, which will allow us to solve any tasks at the strategic level,” he added, according to the state-owned Tass news agency.

Vadim Vyazovsky, an engineer quoted by the outlet, said, “I am proud of Russia that my country puts into service such products that the motherland can sleep peacefully.”

The Yars was on display in October during military drills of Russia’s strategic nuclear forces overseen by Vladimir Putin. The exercises prompted Kremlin propagandist, Igor Korotchenko, to say on the channel Russia-1 how it is “very important that we’ve demonstrated who our main adversary is and what awaits him.”

It comes amid growing tensions in world capitals about Russia’s nuclear capabilities, as Putin faces setbacks in his full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

As an ICBM, the Yars is not a tactical nuclear weapon and analysts doubt that resorting to unconventional warfare would deliver Russia any military advantage.

However, Russian media have been pushing claims about its atomic capabilities. Alexander Khodakovsky, the commander of Russia’s Donetsk militia, told state television this week that nuclear weapons were one way Russia could win the war.

  • gooby says:

    I am so tired of hearing these propaganda threats.
    Here is a fact I worked on these Nukes years ago in the USA optical components.

    Here is something the Russians absolutely know and why M.A.D mutual assured destruction is working just fine.

    Forget about all our capabilities the public has no clue of but let’s just take one part of our Nuclear Triad.

    Example we have swimming in the oceans of this planet SSBN Ohio Class subs that are absolute harbinger of death on a scale never even dreamed by our adversaries.

    Each SSBN submarine is armed with up to 24 Trident II submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM). Each SSGN is capable of carrying 154 Tomahawk cruise missiles, plus a complement of Harpoon missiles to be fired through their torpedo tubes.

    How much damage can an Ohio class sub do? let me this simple
    Forget their 48 torpedoes, each sub carries 24 Trident 1 C4 ballistic missile nuclear warheads and most of the 24 installed with MIRV’s,” MIRV, abbreviation of Multiple Independent Reentry Vehicle, any of several nuclear warheads carried on the front end, or “bus,” of a ballistic missile.
    Each Missile has between 2 to 14 independent multiple warheads on each of the 24 Tridents depending on the yield desired for each missile” So up to 240 nuclear bombs one sub is capable of launching in retaliation or pre emptive in needed.

    All 24 missiles can be launched in less than one minute from any sub.
    example of one Ohio-class submarine with an ; Armament ; 20 × Trident I C4 SLBM with up to 8 MIRVed 100 ktTNT W76 nuclear warheads each has a launch, range of 4,000 nmi (7,400 km; 4,600 mi

    As explained each MIRV allows separately targeted nuclear warheads to be sent on their independent ways after launched and basically capable of wiping out any country, North Korea or most countries major cities about four times over.

    Just a heads up we have 18 Ohio subs circling the world and at least 12 to 14 in movement at all times.
    So if you think the Russians or China or whoever wants to knock on our door fine.
    We might die but they will be only a few minutes behind us as the end of mankind is finalized.


    • Auntie Vyris says:

      That’s all fine and dandy but will a pink-haired sailor push the button? Or will they gripe about American being “colonizers”?

      • TP says:

        They’ll probably be too busy with their “pup play” to push the button!

        I’m proud of our military…WAS proud. How did our armed forces devolve into sexual degenerates who hate our country?

        My father was a survivor of Pearl Harbor, he’d be rolling over in his grave to see what the military has become. Now THAT was a generation of “real men”! Men who had a moral compass to guide their actions, and fearless.



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